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2015 Iditarod will start in Fairbanks

...out of Fairbanks to Nenana, then trace rivers for 90 miles to Manley Hot Springs, where the route will follow the Yukon River until it intersects the traditional Iditarod Trail race route.The normal Anchorage to Nome route is 987 miles, but...
Walter Francis Baldwin

...Walter) was born on Oct 6, 1937, to Carlton and Olinga (Vaska) Baldwin at Arularrkurviaq (Paimiut), Alaska on the Yukon River. Walter was raised there and in Kalskag, Aayanuuciarr, and Aniak. He also lived in fall, winter, spring and summer...
Sailing to Alaska to relax, but learning a little on the way

...Staircase" that was cut into an icy foothill. From there, the grueling 33-mile Chilkoot Trail would take them to the Yukon River - with another 500 miles ahead of them to reach the goldfields.Others chose the "easier" White Pass Trail out of...
Lack of snow could change location of Iditarod race start

...mushers and dogs through the Alaska Range, down the Yukon River and along the Bering Sea coast to the old gold rush town...snow, he said. There also might be open water on the Yukon River above Galena, Nordman said. From Unalakleet on the...
Rugged 1,000-mile Yukon Quest starts

...The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports thousands of spectators braved minus-40-degree temperatures near the Yukon River to watch an international field of 26 mushers begin the race.Moore, of Two Rivers, is seeking his third consecutive...
Alaska Science Forum: Two tales of dynamic Alaska tundra

...hard as concrete.Kimberly DeGrandpre spent the last two summers amid the small plants of the Seward Peninsula and Yukon River Delta. She visited villages that are just a few feet above sea level to measure how much the land is rising or falling...
Empire Editorial: The Case for Susitna Dam

...environmental disaster.This isn't the dam you're thinking about.This was Rampart Dam, which would have dammed the Yukon River and created a reservoir the size of Lake Erie in Interior Alaska. It would have flooded the Yukon Flats, drowned Fort...
NOAA disburses final payment for salmon disaster

...2012 Upper Cook Inlet salmon fisheries, the 2010-12 Yukon River king salmon runs and 2011-12 Kuskokwim king will an additional 96 Northern District fishermen.Yukon River fishermen received an estimated $4,952, with 631...
Chinook research funding a casualty of Walker budget cuts

...already been secured or are in the process of being secured. More than 30 projects will go into the water from the Yukon River to Southeast Alaska. ADFG will tag juvenile salmon in the Kenai River and continue on adult mark-recapture programs...
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Recent Alaska books

...University of Alaska Press, August 2014). Chinook, a female king salmon, travels from the Bering Sea, up the Yukon River, and on to the Nisutlin River, to deliver her eggs. Based on the story of a real-life Chinook, this book combines...


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